Positive relationships are the "royal road to happiness". Character strengths offer a pivotal pathway for creating, enhancing, and recovering positive relationships.

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James & Suzie Pawelski
Suzann (“Suzie”) Pileggi Pawelski has a Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a freelance writer and well-being consultant specializing in the science of happiness and its effects on health and relationships. James Pawelski, Ph.D., is Director of Education and Senior Scholar at the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania where he co-founded the world's first Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program with Martin Seligman.
 
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Research Reveals: Money Can Buy Happiness
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “money can’t buy happiness.” However, new research reveals there might actually be a way to purchase a little bit of happiness.
By Dr. Neal Mayerson
Relationships
Did You Hear? Gossip Can be Good
Talking about someone can easily be turned into talking about someone’s strengths. Here are three ways that gossiping positively can be a great thing for you and those around you.
By VIA Institute on Character
Relationships
How to Resolve Everyday Conflicts
Conflicts in relationships can be like fender benders—we don’t seem them coming, and they can cause a little damage. Here’s what to do when one hits.
By Dr. Neal Mayerson
Relationships
One Easier Way to Make Someone Happier
Learning how to spot and express others’ characters strengths can boost your mood and the mood of others. Here are some tips to help you get started.
By Dr. Ryan Niemiec
Relationships
What to Do with an Annoying Co-Worker
Ever deal with a difficult colleague or client at work? Here's what to do.
By Michelle McQuaid
Relationships
Building Stronger Relationships
Learn why it's important to focus on your partner's best qualities.
By James & Suzie Pawelski
Relationships
Your Relationships are Pathways to Thriving
Discover small practices that can help you nurture and celebrate your relationships.
By James & Suzie Pawelski
Relationships
How You Express Gratitude to Your Partner Matters
Gratitude may be one of the most important positive emotions to cultivate for thriving romantic relationships.
By James & Suzie Pawelski